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“God’s Country” with brothers Dan and Reid Isbell is a rollicking weekly podcast that sits at the intersection of country music and the great outdoors. Each episode explores how today’s biggest and most talented country stars and songwriters pull inspiration from rugged,  first-hand relationships with the natural world. Nashville songwriters by profession who spent their childhoods getting muddy in the wilds of Tennessee, Dan and Reid draw on their own passion for hunting and fishing to lead a thought-provoking and fun exploration of the fundamental role of outdoor living in country music.

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“God’s Country” with brothers Dan and Reid Isbell is a rollicking weekly podcast that sits at the intersection of country music and the great outdoors. Each episode explores how today’s biggest and most talented country stars and songwriters pull inspiration from rugged,  first-hand relationships with the natural world. Nashville songwriters by profession who spent their childhoods getting muddy in the wilds of Tennessee, Dan and Reid draw on their own passion for hunting and fishing to lead a thought-provoking and fun exploration of the fundamental role of outdoor living in country music.

    Ep. 24: Brent Cobb on the Deer Ham Cook-Off, 9am Beers, and New Music Coming Soon

    Ep. 24: Brent Cobb on the Deer Ham Cook-Off, 9am Beers, and New Music Coming Soon

    Brent Cobb joins Dan and Reid out in God's Country this week to discuss the family tradition of deer ham cook-offs and music in his family. Brent shares some incredible stories about his family history in the music industry, including how he started working with his cousin, Grammy Award winning Producer, Dave Cobb. He discusses new music, touring, and the decision to move back to Georgia to be close to his family, while still pursuing music. The One That Got Away will give you  the "Tailgate Blues", and this gravorite performance may be one of the best yet.

    Catch Dan and Reid playing live as The Brothers Hunt @ Chiefs in Nashville on July 19th: Get Tickets

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep. 23: Kameron Marlowe on Bird Scooters, Strangers, and Keith Whitley

    Ep. 23: Kameron Marlowe on Bird Scooters, Strangers, and Keith Whitley

    This week Dan and Reid host ACM New Male Artist of the Year Nominee, Kameron Marlowe. They share what it was like being “artists” at the iHeart Fest and spill the details of what goes on behind-the-scenes. Kameron dives in on his new album “Keepin’ the Lights On” and explains where he drew inspiration from when creating this sophomore album project. They close with a rendition of a Keith Whitley song that undoubtedly will bring you to tears. 

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    Ep. 22: Granger Smith on Yee Yee Day, Mission Work, and His New Children's Book

    Ep. 22: Granger Smith on Yee Yee Day, Mission Work, and His New Children's Book

    Live from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, Dan and Reid host former country singer, now minister Granger Smith out in God's Country. This episode was taped backstage at the 2024 iHeart Country Festival, where the guys talked with Granger about topics ranging from his Yee Yee brand, to ministry, to writing his new children's book, Up Toward The Light. Granger goes in depth on what it was like taking his son on his first dove hunt and daughter on her first mission trip. He shares his godly wisdom with the guys and explains that while his exit from music wasn't an easy one, he now has "Peace Like a River" over his transition into ministry full time.

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    Ep. 21: Brian Kelley on Buc-ee's, Bass Fishing, and His Tennessee Truth

    Ep. 21: Brian Kelley on Buc-ee's, Bass Fishing, and His Tennessee Truth

    This week out in God's Country Dan and Reid host former Florida Georgia Line member Brian Kelley to discuss the "Tennessee Truth" behind his new album. The guys gush over the best spots to fish in 30A, the famous Buc-ee's Brisket sandwich, and bass fishing. BK dives in on his debut "Tennessee Truth" album, sharing the inspiration behind this solo project, what it's been like pursuing his career solo after ten years with FGL, and what he hopes fans take away from this project. He sings one of the best renditions of "That Ain't My Truck" we've ever heard and has the ultimate plot-twist when he shares his "The One That Got Away" on this week's episode!

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    Ep. 20: God's Country Takes on the iHeart Country Festival LIVE from Austin!

    Ep. 20: God's Country Takes on the iHeart Country Festival LIVE from Austin!

    Coming to you LIVE from Austin, Texas, Dan and Reid take on the iHeart Country Festival. This special episode includes exclusive "The One That Got Away" stories with Jelly Roll, Riley Green, Walker Hayes, Chase Matthews, Chris Lane, and Kelsey Hart. The guys also play an awesome mashup with Ashley Cooke that's guaranteed to have you dancing along as you listen! 

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    • 33 min
    Ep. 19: Dave Simonett on Getting Your Kids Outside, the Boundary Waters, and Trampled By Turtles

    Ep. 19: Dave Simonett on Getting Your Kids Outside, the Boundary Waters, and Trampled By Turtles

    This week Dan and Reid Isbell host Trampled by Turtles front man, Dave Simonett, out in God’s Country. Dave provides some incredible information about the Boundary Waters up north and the importance of getting your kids outside even though it isn’t always easy. They discuss how ethical hunting should be looked at as a practice in conservation and Dave shares what it was like to become a hunter later in life. Dave also discusses how impactful music has been on him and tells the hilariously underwhelming story of why his band landed on the name Trampled by Turtles.

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    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 Ratings

nancyjordon ,

SO GOOD

Such a good perspective on family, faith, the outdoors and country music. Keep it up yall!

ScottyP no ragrats ,

Perfect balance

Perfect blend of music, hunting, and parenting. I hope the show listens to the audiobook “The Comfort Crisis” by Michael Easter. It will really tie together hunting, kids wanting to be outside, and doing things that are uncomfortable are actually really good for you. Great first time hunters story as well. Cheers. 🤙🏼🤙🏼

Old F'er ,

Check This Out!

It’s about time the song writers get the glory in “God’s Country.” The outdoor stories are great and the podcast is smooth and easy to listen to. Thanks for not getting all political.

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